April 24, 2017
PATCHING OPERATIONS PLANNED FOR ROUTES IN
Weather permitting; MoDOT crews will be doing work on the following routes in
Route F - April 24-25, one lane traffic at various locations between High Hill city limits and Route V for patching operations. Work will be completed between 7am and 4pm.
Route E - April 26-27, one lane traffic at various locations between Route V and Route DD for patching operations. Work will be completed between 7am and 4pm.
MO 161 - May 1-4, one lane traffic at various locations between
As always, remember to use caution and obey all work zone signs and personnel.
Again, this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed.
MAN KILLED IN SUNDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT A man from SUSPECTS SOUGHT AFTER HOME INVASION ROBBERY The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a home invasion robbery, which occurred late Saturday night. Deputies were called to the 11000 block of I-70 Drive, just after 11pm. According to witnesses, two armed black male suspects forced their way into a home and demanded money. One of the victims in the home was reportedly struck by a suspect and they then fled the home in the resident’s vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. An early morning fire call in VEHICLE FIRE ON FRIDAY IN On Friday at approximately 4:30pm, Mexico Public Safety responded to
MAN KILLED IN SUNDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT
A man from
SUSPECTS SOUGHT AFTER HOME INVASION ROBBERY
The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a home invasion robbery, which occurred late Saturday night. Deputies were called to the 11000 block of I-70 Drive, just after 11pm. According to witnesses, two armed black male suspects forced their way into a home and demanded money. One of the victims in the home was reportedly struck by a suspect and they then fled the home in the resident’s vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
An early morning fire call in
VEHICLE FIRE ON FRIDAY IN
On Friday at approximately 4:30pm, Mexico Public Safety responded to
Weekend Report- April 22-23, 2017
DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN
A Berger driver was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 6:40pm Saturday in
MAN INJURED IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WRECK
A man from
WOMAN HURT IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON CRASH
A Pacific woman was hurt in a Saturday afternoon crash in
April 21, 2017
THREE INJURED, TWO SERIOUSLY IN THURSDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT
Three teens were injured, two seriously in an accident that occurred at 10:25pm Thursday in
DRIVER HURT IN
A Winfield driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday night in
TEEN HURT IN THURSDAY EVENING CRASH
A Winfield teen was hurt in a Thursday evening crash in
April 20, 2017
ROCHEPORT DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH
A Rocheport driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Boone County Route J, which occurred Wednesday night, just before 9pm. 22 year old Jonathan R. Jones, of Rocheport, was taken to
MAN HURT IN
A man from
On Wednesday at approximately 5:26pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of N. Calhoun in reference to a house fire. As responding personnel arrived, flames blew out two bedroom windows at the back of the house and began spreading up the outside of the home. The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the bedroom suffering significant fire damage and the rest of the house suffering significant heat and smoke damage. It was determined that the fire was caused by a candle left burning and unattended in the bedroom. There were no injuries from the incident.
On Wednesday at approximately 8:22pm, Mexico Public Safety responded to the 1100 block of
STANBURY UNIFORMS MOURNS DEATH OF CEO GARY ROBERTS
Everyone at the Best Broadcast Group sends our heartfelt condolences to everyone at Stanbury Uniforms in
April 19, 2017
MINOR INJURIES IN MONTGOMERY CO. ACCIDENT
A woman from Cuba, Mo received minor injuries in a single vehicle wreck that occurred on Tuesday around 4:05PM on Old Williamsburg Rd 0.5 miles West of Oak Ridge Rd in Montgomery County. According to authorities, 45 year old Debra Beck was traveling Westbound when she swerved to avoid a deer causing her to travel off the left side of the roadway, and strike a fence. She was transported by Montgomery Co EMS to University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
MODERATE INJURIES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT
A teen from Union Mo sustained moderate injuries in a one vehicle wreck that occurred on Tuesday around 11:17AM along Northbound Route N, just South of Route O in Franklin County. According to the report 16 year old Zoey Breeden was traveling Northbound when she traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, returned to the roadway, traveled off the left side of the roadway, the front of the vehicle struck a tree, caught fire, and became fully engulfed. She was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.
COLUMBIA POLICE ARREST SUSPECT AFTER ARMED ROBBERY
Columbia Police arrested a male suspect, after a Monday morning robbery on Stadium Boulevard. 29 year old Aaron Greenup was arrested, after the incident. Investigators say the victim had asked Greenup for a ride, and was putting items that belonged to him and two other people into Greenup’s trunk when he started to drive away. The victim got into the car as it left the scene and Greenup is accused of stopping at a nearby McDonald’s and pulling a gun on the victim and forcing him out of the vehicle. Greenup was arrested in the 10000 block of Serenity Circle, a short time later.
ST LOUIS COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES
A driver from Alton Il was seriously injured in a accident that occurred at 6:23AM Tuesday morning on Northbound Highway 367 just South of US-67 in St. Louis County. According to the Highway Patrol 30 year old Clarence Johnson was heading Northbound in a 2000 Buick Lesabre and was traveling to fast for conditions when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, then continued across the roadway and struck the inside guardrail. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital by Christian Ambulance for treatment of serious injuries.
EPA ADMINISTRATOR TO VISIT AECI’S THOMAS HILL POWER PLANT
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will discuss how the government is getting out of the business of picking winners and losers in the energy sector, at the Thomas Hill Energy Center in Clifton Hill, MO tomorrow ( Thursday, April 20). Administrator Pruitt will speak with power plant workers and Missouri Electric Cooperative members about EPA’s Back-to-Basics agenda, taking the agency back to its core mission of protecting the environment through sensible regulations developed in cooperation with state, local and tribal partners. As the Thomas Hill Energy Center also services many agricultural and rural communities, about the President’s recent Energy Independence Executive Order, which directs EPA and other federal agencies to review the Clean Power Plan and revise regulatory barriers that impede energy independence, including unnecessary burdens on miners and coal-fired electric utilities.
WORK PLANNED ON I-70 AT MINEOLA-EASTBOUND
Weather permitting, next Tuesday, April 25, there will be a lane closure on Interstate 70 eastbound at Mineola in Montgomery County while crews work on a mobile weather site near the eastbound truck parking area at Mineola Hill. There will be a 12 ft. width restriction in place while the work is completed.
This work will result in the eastbound truck parking area to be closed, while the work is completed between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The westbound truck parking will remain open. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through this area. Again, this work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).
BRIDGE INSPECTION MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC IN JEFFERSON CITY
A routine inspection of the eastbound/northbound U.S. Route 54/63 Bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City will close one lane on the bridge Monday, April 24 through Thursday, April 27. The eastbound/northbound bridge will be inspected from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. For more information about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636). MoDOT appreciates the patience of motorists who may experience minor traffic delays during the work.
MISSOURI FERAL HOG STRIKE TEAM SHOWING RESULTS
Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife biologists on the feral hog strike team have tallied up feral hog numbers for the first three months of 2017. The first quarter yielded a total of 2,332 feral hogs removed by MDC, partner agencies, and private landowners, which is nearly half of the total number of feral hogs removed in all of 2016. Feral hogs are not wildlife and are a serious threat to fish, forests and wildlife as well as agricultural resources. Economic losses resulting from feral hogs damage in the U.S. is estimated at greater than $1.5 billion per year. Feral hogs have expanded their range in the U.S. from 17 to 38 states over the past 30 years. Their populations grow rapidly because feral hogs can breed any time of year and produce two litters of one to seven piglets every 12 to 15 months. Feral hogs are also known to carry diseases which are a threat to Missouri agriculture and human health. To report feral hog sightings or damage, go online to mdc.mo.gov/feralhog.
April 18, 2017
A man from Lees Summit was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred Sunday evening around 8:42 PM on US 63 at Mo 133. According to the Highway Patrol 23 year old Sean K Troupe was traveling southbound on a 1981 Honda Motorcycle, and was ejected from the motorcycle after a head on collision with a northbound vehicle driven by 20 year old Luke Horstman of Mokane. Troupe was taken to University Hospital by Osage Ambulance for treatment. The other driver was not injured.
A driver from California Mo received minor injuries in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred early Monday morning in Moniteau County. According to authorities 31 year old Alexandra Irvin was driving west on lookout trail just East of Henley Lake Rd. when she traveled off the left side of the roadway over an embankment, and struck a ditch. She was transported to Capital Region by ambulance for treatment.
A one vehicle accident that occurred Monday morning around 7:45AM on Hwy VV about 20 miles West of Salem in Dent County resulted in Minor Injuries for a Houston Mo driver. According to the Highway Patrol 21 year old Zachary Thurman was traveling Westbound when he ran off the right side of the roadway to avoid a deer, overcorrected, returned to the roadway, crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the roadway, then struck several trees and overturned. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES
Two occupants of an 18 wheeler sustained minor injuries around 2:40 AM Sunday in Callaway County on I-70 at the 151.4 mile marker. The highway patrol said 33 year old Roy J. Cain of Amite, LA was behind the wheel when the truck travelled off the eastbound lanes of the roadway, struck the median cables and then overturned on its side. A passenger, 36 year old Hollisha Cain also had minor injuries, and both the driver and passenger refused treatment at the scene. The truck had moderate damage.
MINOR INJURIES FOR MEXICO BOY AFTER ATV OVERTURNED
A 8 year old Mexico boy was transported to Scotland County Hospital around 5:15 Saturday night. The highway patrol said Cameron C. Wills was driving an ATV on private property, 2 miles north of Arbela when the vehicle struck a ditch in a pasture and overturned.
BUSY WEEKEND FOR MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
On Friday, April 14, 2017 at approximately 10:51AM, Mexico Public Safety had Sebastian D Miller, age 23 of Mexico, under arrest in the 500 block of N Western for an outstanding Boone County warrant. Miller was in handcuffs and officers were attempting to locate someone to care for his child. Miller ran from officers and cut through several yards. He was located hiding in a shed a few houses away. Miller had a minor injury from falling while running. His injury was treated and he was eventually taken to the Audrain County Jail for the warrant and for Escape from Custody. Also Friday, at approximately 12:54PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 900 block of Hassen Drive in reference to a natural cover fire in the tree line behind the residences. Responding personnel found a small fire in the yards and tree line. The fire was contained and extinguished and no buildings or personal property were damaged. It was determined that the fire was caused by some juveniles playing in the area. There were no injuries from the event. Sunday morning at approximately 6:58AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1200 block of Fairground in reference to a disturbance where one person had a knife and another had a gun. It was determined that during the altercation, the gun had been fired one time but no one was hit. Casara R Henderson, age 28 of Mexico, was arrested and processed at MPSD. She was later taken to the Audrain County Jail for Domestic Assault 4th degree, Property Damage, and Unlawful Use of Weapon. MPSD is continuing the investigation and there may be charges against other individuals involved. No one was injured from the event. Just past 11 o’clock Sunday night, Mexico Public Safety responded to the 1100 block of Kent Rd. in reference to gunshots being fired and someone being hit. Investigation revealed that approximately six gunshots had been fired in that area. Officers spoke with a 32 year-old Mexico man who stated he was walking down the street with a friend when a car drove up and an occupant began shooting at them. The man had a minor injury from the event and he was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Audrain Ambulance District. He was treated and released from the hospital. It was later determined that some nearby parked cars were damaged. There were no other injuries from the event. Then this morning (MON) just before 4 AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to Howell Manor Court in reference to a fire in one of the apartments located there. Responding personnel helped evacuate some children from a neighboring apartment in the same building then located a fire in the kitchen of an upstairs apartment. The fire was contained and extinguished in that area with the kitchen of that apartment suffering serious fire damage. The rest of the apartment had serious heat and smoke damage. A live cat was also located and removed from the burning apartment. The other apartments in the building were not damaged. It was determined that the resident was attempting to cook something on the stove top and fell asleep. There were no injuries from the event. And as always, a reminder that anyone with information about a crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS
CROP PROGRESS REPORT ISSUED MONDAY
Missouri farmers statewide had an average of 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week just ended according to the Missouri Crop Progress Report issued by the USDA. Temperatures averaged 63.7 degrees, 9.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.32 inches statewide, 0.75 inches below normal. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 16. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 12 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 5 percent very short, 18 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Corn planting was 17 percent complete, 36 percentage points behind the previous year and 8 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn emerged progressed to 1 percent. Cotton planting was 5 percent complete. Rice planting progressed to 36 percent complete. Sorghum planting progressed to 8 percent. Winter wheat headed reached 23 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 2 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Pasture and range condition was rated 2 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 67 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Spring tillage is 51 percent complete compared to 45 percent for the 5- year average.
April 14, 2017
MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THURSDAY MORNING WRECK
A man from
WARRENTON MAN HURT IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
A Warrenton man was hurt in a motorcycle accident Thursday night in
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR BOONE
A woman has been arrested in connection with multiple thefts from vehicles, in
April 13, 2017
LOOKING FOR WINNER OF LOTTO TICKET SOLD IN HERMANN
Someone is rich and they don’t even know it because who ever purchased a lotto ticket back in November of 2016 in Hermann has yet to claim their winnings. A winning lotto ticket was sold at Hermann Fuel Mart for the drawing date of Nov. 12, 2016 for $3.5 million dollars and has still been unclaimed by the winner. The person with the winning ticket has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. That means they have until May 11 otherwise any prize money not claimed by the redemption deadline is transferred to the Lottery Proceeds Fund to benefit public education.
MAN INJURED IN GASCONADE
A man from Bland, MO was injured in an accident that occurred at 7:25am Wednesday in
The Mexico Public Safety Department is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the state to participate in the Occupant Protection Seatbelt Enforcement Day on Thursday. Officers will be encouraged to ticket seatbelt and child safety seat violations they see while conducting regular traffic enforcement duties on that day.
According to MODOT
For more information visit saveMOlives.com
Columbia Police are investigating an early-morning robbery at the Phillips 66 on
TIED SCHOOL BOARD RACE DECIDED BY DRAWING
An area school board race, which ended in a tie during last week’s Municipal General Election, was decided Wednesday by drawing the winner’s name out of a hat. Price Nichols and George Carney both received 329 votes for the third seat on the Southern Boone County School Board last week. State law says the race can be decided by drawing lots, so, Wednesday afternoon, both candidates’ names were put into a hat and one name was drawn. Price Nichols was the winner of the drawing and will take the school board seat.
The Marshall Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of two
April 12, 2017
MAN HURT IN TUESDAY NIGHT WRECK
A man from Portage Des Sioux, MO was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday night in
One suspect is in custody after an overnight high-speed chase through parts of
ONE KILLED IN AMMUNITION PLANT EXPLOSION U.S. Army officials say an explosion at an ammunition plant in
ONE KILLED IN AMMUNITION PLANT EXPLOSION
U.S. Army officials say an explosion at an ammunition plant in
April 11, 2017
MODOT TRAFFIC ALERT: ALL LANES OF ROUTE 54 CLOSED AT
UPDATE: All lanes of Route 54 between Route 242 and Route W in
Both eastbound and westbound Route 54 between Route 242 and Route W in
VANDALIA DRIVER HURT IN MONDAY MORNING CRASH
A Vandalia driver was treated for moderate injuries after a Monday morning accident on Audrain County Route P. 21 year old Johnetta Salmon, of Vandalia, was taken to SSM Health in
WOMAN INJURED IN PIKE
TEEN INJURED IN MONDAY AFTERNOON WRECK
A St. Charles teen was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in
April 10, 2017
WOMAN HURT IN
THREE INJURED IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT
Three people were injured in an accident Sunday afternoon in
MU STUDENT ARRESTED AFTER DISPUTE WITH GIRLFRIEND
A dispute between a
MAN ARRESTED AFTER STOLEN TRUCK RECOVERED
One suspect has been charged after allegedly stealing a truck in
Weekend Report- April 8-9, 2017
MAN KILLED IN
A man from Pacific, MO was killed in an accident that occurred after 1pm Friday in
TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK
A Lonedell teen was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night in
MAN HURT IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH
A House Springs man was hurt in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in
April 7, 2017
WORK TO CLOSE ROAD IN
Missouri Department of Transportation crews will replace a cross pipe on Interstate 70 Drive Southwest in
MAN INJURED IN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ACCIDENT
AUTOSPY SET FOR FRIDAY FOR TRUMAN STATE STUDENT FROM
The highway patrol has released more information on a drug investigation, which resulted in the arrest of two
The highway patrol has released more information on a drug investigation, which resulted in the arrest of two
April 6, 2017
Three men were arrested on drug charges, during a
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF MO 161 BRIDGE This summer, the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor will close MO 161 to replace the bridge over the MODOT BEGINS REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES In accordance with Gov. Eric Greitens’ executive order issued in January, the Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a comprehensive review of the more than 200 administrative rules it administers. An important element of the review is public input. MoDOT will begin a 60-day “E-Comment” period on Thursday. Missourians can review the specific rules and offer comment by visiting modot.org/AdminRules. The public comment period will close on June 5. Comments can also be faxed to 573-526-4859, or mailed to MoDOT at
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF MO 161 BRIDGE
This summer, the Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor will close MO 161 to replace the bridge over the
MODOT BEGINS REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
In accordance with Gov. Eric Greitens’ executive order issued in January, the Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a comprehensive review of the more than 200 administrative rules it administers. An important element of the review is public input. MoDOT will begin a 60-day “E-Comment” period on Thursday. Missourians can review the specific rules and offer comment by visiting modot.org/AdminRules. The public comment period will close on June 5. Comments can also be faxed to 573-526-4859, or mailed to MoDOT at
April 5, 2017
MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
Michael Spirz was the unofficial winner of the Ward One Montgomery City Alderman’s race, with 78 votes to 18 for Matt Harris.
OTHER ELECTION RESULTS In WOMAN INJURED IN A DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK A Holts Summit driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in
OTHER ELECTION RESULTS
WOMAN INJURED IN
DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY MORNING WRECK
A Holts Summit driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in
April 4, 2017
WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT
A Wentzville woman was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 5:30pm Monday in
A Moscow Mills driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning in
ARREST MADE IN MARCH BANK ROBBERY
Columbia Police have announced the arrest of a suspect, in connection with a Columbia bank robbery, which occurred last month. Marquez Floydell Marshall was taken into custody Friday. He is accused of robbing the Landmark Bank in
April 3, 2017
I-70 WESTBOUND ON-RAMP FROM
Weather permitting; the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound Interstate 70 on-ramp from
WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON WRECK
A woman from
On Saturday, April 1 at approximately 5:27pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area of the 200 block of N Western in reference to a grass fire. Responding personnel found a fire burning around the dumpsters of a business in that location. The fire was contained and extinguished and no buildings or personal property were damaged. Some juveniles in the area were the first ones to notice the fire and attempted to extinguish it but the fire spread to some dormant grass and brush and began to grow quickly. The juveniles then called for help. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. There were no injuries from the incident.
Weekend Report- April 1-2, 2017
MAN KILLED IN GASCONADE
A man from Rosebud, MO was killed in an accident that occurred at 6:55am Saturday in
WOMAN INJURED IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON WRECK
A Dupo, IL woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon in
ONE HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH
One person was hurt in a Saturday night crash in